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15783 Briancox (1993 PZ2)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015783
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2573845591162959 4.8497e-08  
a 3.958511168226276 3.2117e-08 au
q 2.939651516435422 1.8771e-07 au
i 4.840596012838312 5.2442e-06 deg
node 220.3929534650966 5.5637e-05 deg
peri 119.0173098606091 5.6256e-05 deg
M 139.2816450899238 1.0707e-05 deg
tp 2457887.519319818869
(2017-May-14.01931982)
7.8279e-05 TDB
period 2876.711031137826
7.88
3.5009e-05
9.585e-08
d
yr
n .1251429135924053 1.523e-09 deg/d
Q 4.97737082001713 4.0383e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1400  
   data-arc span      15106 days (41.36 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-09-26  
   last obs. used      2020-02-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51192  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 21:28:00  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.93527 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .654292 au 
 T_jup = 2.994 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.3   n/a MPO502290  
rotation period rot_per 56.56 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D.; Stephens, R.D. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 35-39.]

15783 Briancox           Discovered 1993 Aug. 14 by E. W. Elst at Caussols.
Brian Edward Cox (b. 1968), an English particle physicist, is advanced fellow of physics and astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is also a member of the High Energy Physics group at the same university, working with the Large Hadron Collider. To the public, he is well known as the presenter of BBC science programs.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2015-01-05Last Updated: 2015-01-07

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Alternate Designations
 1993 PZ2 = 1978 SQ6 = 1986 TV17 = 1991 GP13 
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